Knowledge Musona’s chances of a January return to Kaizer Chiefs are now slim after the Warriors forward told his handlers that he intends to remain in Europe.
BY MICHAEL MADYIRA
The 24-year-old is currently training with TSG Hoffenheim reserves after the German Bundesliga side made it clear he is not in their plans.
Following the expiry of his season-long loan stint at Chiefs in June, Musona was set to return to Hoffenheim where his contract runs until June 2016.
But the Germans have condemned him to the reserve side with little hope of breaking into the first team.
Kaizer Chiefs are, however, still pursuing the striker but his agent Mike Makaab told Standardsport that the Zimbabwean is keen to stay overseas.
“Obviously this is not an ideal situation for him,” said Makaab.
“Definitely he will be playing in Europe and we are looking at opportunities there. He has said he wants to continue playing in Europe and play regularly. Hopefully we will secure him a move where he would be a regular as he desires. Knowledge is back to full fitness and doing well at training. He is eager to start playing.
“However one can never rule out any other kind of move.”
Musona trained with Granada reserves in August and it is not yet clear if the Spanish La Liga outfit is going to make a move for him in January.
A move to Dutch Eredivisie side FC Twente hit a snag on the European transfer window deadline day.
Belgian publication Het Laatste Nieuws in September reported that Racing Genk were interested in him as possible replacement for Jelle Vossen who switched to English Championship club Middlesbrough on loan.
“We have already started talking to certain clubs. There is considerable interest and we have to make sure he gets a club. At the moment I cannot reveal the clubs interested in him. It would be unfair to start naming at this stage.”
Another Eredivisie club NAC Breda expressed interest in him last year but he reportedly snubbed them for Chiefs.